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Carpal tunnel syndrome is condition in which patient feel pain, numbness and tingling in their wrist, hand and arm. The compression of a nerve called median nerve cause this problem.

Things which can be done in case of carpal tunnel syndrome are:

⦁ In acute conditions, apply ice packs 2-3 times in a day or soak it in ice water for 10 – 15 minutes once or every 2 hours a day, to reduce the swelling. In chronic conditions, immerse your hand in warm water — with a temperature between 92 and 100 degrees and gently move or flex your hand and wrist. Do these three to four times a day.
⦁ Take medicines which can help like non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as, ibuprofen or
naproxen to relive from pain. But do consult with the doctor before taking any kind of medication.
⦁ Massaging the area will be helpful
⦁ Avoid overusing that part, otherwise it will increase the inflammation of the wrist joint.
⦁ A wrist splint or brace can help to reduce the pain, it will keep the wrist in proper alignment, especially
at night during sleeping avoiding pressure on nerve. Wearing splint while typing on computer keyboard is
also very helpful. But use the splint for short duration, long term use of splint can cause muscle weakness.
⦁ Take breaks from repetitive activities like typing, playing guitar or using a hand drill. In between your work keep on stretching and moving your hand, wrist and fingers. It will improve the blood circulation over that area.
⦁ Stretching and strengthening exercises of hand, wrist and fingers will be helpful to reduce the stiffness, pain and discomfort.
⦁ Avoid holding the wrist in downward bend position, it will increase the discomfort

Exercises That Can Help in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Specific exercises are very effective or helpful with the combination of other treatments.

Wrist Exercises

Self Myofascial Release of Forearm With Ball

Tendon gliding exercises are often a useful tool to manage the symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome. The goal of the exercises is to improve the way your tendons move through the carpal tunnel of your wrist and alleviate the pain that can limit the ability to perform normal, everyday functions like typing or grasping. Tendons that glide and slide smoothly through the carpal tunnel help to keep the wrist and fingers functioning normally.

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